The designs were both gorgeous and innovative, and sponsors RUSK did and amazing job with hair and beauty. The Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event, held during New York Fashion Week, for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. There were fashion elite in the best ready-to-wear streetwear seated around the runway awaiting the designs.
Nolcha Fashion Week is six years old and has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition.It has built an acclaimed reputation as a hot incubator of new fashion design talent and is officially listed by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business.
On Wednesday, February 12th, Russian designer Léka presented her Fall/Winter 2014 Collection during Nolcha Fashion Week. The event, presented by RUSK, took place at Pier 59 with 20 gorgeous models walking the runway. Scheduled to start at 12pm, an accident on 7th Avenue delayed the event which started around 1pm.
It was all about fashion, fashion and more fashion during this year’s Nolcha Fashion Week presented by RUSK. The events all took place in New York at Pier 59. Independent designers showcased their collections to a worldwide audience of stylists, press and retailers and there was an incredible turnout!
Katty Xiomara was one of the designers, showcasing her ready to wear collection, “Peanuts Played by Katty." Katy is a Venezuelan born designer with a very inimitable vision that’s showcased in her designs. Her signature style is very graceful, amorous and distinguished. You’ll definitely notice her moniker down the runway in her marvelous pieces.
Fashion Week is not only the most fashionable week in NYC, but also the week with the hottest parties and soirees. The first half of last week brought some amazing parties, but the second half of the week was just as fun. Check out what went on the rest of the week below:
Callula Lillibelle: Designer Melanie Fraser Hart showcased her Fall 2013 Callula Lillibelle collection at Hudson Terrace on Valentine's Day. The inspiration behind her latest collection was 'Puzzle Pieces in Motion,' and her muse was actress Christy Scott Cashman, who attended the event in one of the designer's signature coat dresses. Models worked the room and ballerinas posed around the salon, while guests enjoyed the view and Vision Vodka cocktails. Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin performed her hit "Feel So Alive." Guests included Jean Shafiroff, Michelle Marie Heinemann, Leesa Rowland, Steve Stanulis, Kathleen Giordano, and many more.
NOLCHA Fashion Week showcased some of the best independant designers around. Fashion junkies, celebrities, and the media flocked to Chelsea Piers this week to check out some of the hottest fashion and we were not disappointed. Although there were so many great looks and trends on the runway this week, we've selected our three favorites trends from NOLCHA that we can't wait to see more of!
Tulle Skirts: Mermaid sillouhettes with an abundance of tulle were prominent during NOLCHA Fashion Week. Adolfo Sanchez perfected this look with three stunning gowns of different colors and slightly different styles. His looks that featured this trend were romantic, sophisticated and breathtakingly beautiful. His show-stopping final piece was a black leather dress with an over-the-top tulle skirt at the bottom and emphasized with a bold feather collar. Studio 6th Sense also showcased this look with an aysemmetrical dominatrix-style gown and Andressa Leao debuted a stunning short cupcake dress with the skirt made of tulle. It was a fresh and young take on the other tulle skirts showed during the week.
Since she was ten years old, Yana Benhuri has been obsessed with fashion. From fashion model to designer, Yana knows fashion from the inside out. Yana is now the brains behind YBCouture, having studied fashion in Europe, she has a skill of bringing classic modern looks into a simple, yet glamourous design. Her designs have been worn at big name events such as The Golden Globe Awards, The Academy Awards, and The Tony Awards. Most recently, Yana showed her Spring/Summer 2013 Collection at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York City. We were able to chat with the talented designer on her upcoming projects, her design esthetique and what celebrities she wants to dress.
It has been ingrained in our minds for years that recycling is better for the earth. Emphasis on organic foods and biodegradable products is publicized everywhere showing how to live healthy. Both of these are significant influences on our everyday lives, but if you think about it, so is fashion! For most of us fashionistas, what we will wear for the day is calculated down to the last accessory. So why aren’t we taking time to learn about the things that consume a large part of our thoughts during the day? Suzanna, co-founder of the blog Green House of Fashion, was lovely enough to meet with us for an interview to tell us about her eco-fashion blog, and give us a little insight as to what goes into being eco-friendly in your wardrobe and how to be fashionable while still being sustainable.
From color to cut, the gowns of Turkish designer, Seckin Ilker, graced the audience with a lavish feminine charm that brought new life to the runway. Her evening wear housed stunning pieces like a silk chartreuse gown with a gold lace short sleeve wrap, cinched at the waist with a green ribbon, a teal gown with ruffles fanning at the bust, clean dark blue lines to balance the cascading ruffles; and a classic black and white lace (Moulin Rouge chic) mermaid gown with black and white ruffles.
Last night, Italian fashion designer Danilo Gabrielli, took our breaths away with his Autumn / Winter 2012 collection at Nolcha Fashion Week last night.
The lights dimmed as a violinist grabbed our attention from the runway, setting the tone for a crisp, clean, and classic collection. Gabrielli makes it known that his true inspiration derives from classic Hollywood and his newest line shows just that. With a 1940’s flair written all over it, there is no question what the Italian designer seized to accomplish. An ode to an era when women joined the workforce, Gabrielli reminds us of how far we’ve come in the world of women and fashion. Silk blouses, skirt suits, and trench-like-jackets in warm neutral tones of grey made up a majority of the runway. Models with soft pin curls, deep side parts and bright red lips stole the show as they strutted down the runway looking as classy as ever.